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Harvest Ale - Goose Island Beer Co.

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1,027 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 400
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 25
Gots: 32 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co. visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Extra Special / Strong Bitter (ESB) |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Dark auburn color, citrus hop aroma, caramel flavor, medium body

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-03-2007)
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ericdailey

Kentucky

1/5  rDev -73.3%

11-20-2012 20:24:47 | More by ericdailey
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apasternak

District of Columbia

1.75/5  rDev -53.2%

07-12-2013 22:32:16 | More by apasternak
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SoCaliC8

California

1.75/5  rDev -53.2%

01-16-2014 05:26:34 | More by SoCaliC8
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pathead

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -46.5%

12-13-2012 22:58:19 | More by pathead
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Chugmonkey

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -46.5%

Got a 12pack and it took like 6 months for it to go away in my beer fridge, used a couple bottles for cooking. Just totally underwhelming. Malty, but zero hop character, totally out of balance. This beer bored me to death. By far the weakest Goose Island brew I've had. Harvest ale? I was expecting a nice Oktoberfest with this kind of name and this just did not deliver.

06-30-2008 19:01:00 | More by Chugmonkey
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apocalypsezombie


2/5  rDev -46.5%

05-12-2012 03:37:43 | More by apocalypsezombie
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Beernye

North Dakota

2/5  rDev -46.5%

12-31-2013 06:37:30 | More by Beernye
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Bighorn

Minnesota

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

09-18-2012 01:34:24 | More by Bighorn
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TheBigBoy

Pennsylvania

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

09-17-2012 02:05:42 | More by TheBigBoy
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the_muffin_man

Illinois

2.25/5  rDev -39.8%

04-27-2012 00:39:08 | More by the_muffin_man
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jtierney89

New Jersey

2.3/5  rDev -38.5%

Clear copper hue with a sticky off white head. Pungent nose. Strong nose of grapefruit. Some raisin bread touches of dark fruit and caramel, little bit of toasted grain.

Slightly soapy at first. Sour citric fruit on the tip of the tongue. Touch of banana strangely. Cinnamon raised bread with touches of caramel, some toasted grain. Very balanced and smooth but the flavors dont all meld together, layers of strangeness that aren't offensive but just dont seem to work. Full body, interesting but i just feel the flavors aren't melding properly.

09-04-2012 03:31:04 | More by jtierney89
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stxp

New York

2.38/5  rDev -36.4%

appearance: caramel color, not much/any head, foggy, thin lacing

smell: light, hoppy/cascade-y

taste: not super flavorful, taste the hops, very strong

mouthfeel: semi-dry, harsh

overall: nice color, not very bold flavor or scent

reviewed by beth

12-02-2012 23:52:42 | More by stxp
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Rod_J

Kentucky

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

08-30-2013 02:22:58 | More by Rod_J
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SColl

District of Columbia

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

Date Dec. 14, 2012
Type/Style Harvest Ale
Package 12 oz Bottle
Location Home
ABV 5.6%

Aroma: Lemon Zest, Orange, Wheat

Appearance: Amber

Body/ Texture: Medium Body, Good Mouthfeel

Aftertaste: Fruit flavors, bitter, caramel, some banana, some sweetness when warm

Overall: 2.5/5 I was very unimpressed, maybe I just had an old bottle but the beer was very bitter and was not well balanced.

12-21-2012 18:08:48 | More by SColl
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shade13


2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

07-25-2012 20:51:52 | More by shade13
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

10-18-2012 03:56:00 | More by tmars13
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Pillowburn

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

10-05-2012 01:32:01 | More by Pillowburn
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Beerlover

Minnesota

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

08-13-2014 04:41:45 | More by Beerlover
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Nightrain

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

07-21-2013 01:33:17 | More by Nightrain
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jrc64

New York

2.63/5  rDev -29.7%

Poured a nice amber color and looked quite promising. Initial aroma is very hoppy and makes you say "Whoah!". Lots of citrus in the aroma as well.

Just could not get past the overwhelming grapefruit taste. Hops were there, but the grapefruit was simply too overwhelming for me. Would drink again only if I had too.

10-21-2010 00:20:49 | More by jrc64
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ibashmuck

Wisconsin

2.65/5  rDev -29.1%

Purchased as part of "build-your-own-six-pack" at local grocer. Poured a small head on an amber body. Smells very sweet, maple syrup, a touch of citrus, and a bit of hop bite. Although the hoppiness wasn't too overpowering in the taste, none of the other elements could rise to the hops level, much less above it. A bit if a disappointment.

10-08-2008 19:01:46 | More by ibashmuck
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

2.73/5  rDev -27%

Poured from a bottle and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a bright, vibrant, deep, burnt orange coloring with a thin, filmy, off-white colored head. Aromas of pumpkin sweetness, both rich and creamy, with some very subtle spicing to accent. Flavors are heavily roasted, with a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg spicing that doesn't come anywhere close to cleaning this thing up. Tangy, bitter overtones throughout, with a touch of hops in the background. This beer is getting more muddled the more I drink. Unbalanced aftertaste, as well, with a roasty, spiced, and cloyingly sweet character. Slick, slightly bitter finish, but there is a filmy sweetness that lingers behind. Not good.

09-09-2012 03:38:16 | More by GarthDanielson
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Twifiter

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

10-15-2012 13:44:30 | More by Twifiter
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dorne29


2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

07-31-2014 17:57:01 | More by dorne29
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user785335

Florida

2.75/5  rDev -26.5%

10-31-2013 13:34:22 | More by user785335
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Harvest Ale from Goose Island Beer Co.
84 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.